What Are W-3 Forms?
IRS W-3 Forms are a series of forms that are used for transmitting Copy A of any forms from the IRS W-2 series when paper copies of these are filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA). These forms are used for filing and reporting taxes. They are only filed along with Copy A of W‑2 Forms and never alone.
The series is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and contains the following forms:
- IRS Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements and it's Spanish version are forms that employers complete and file when they need to file a paper Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement with the SSA.
- IRS Form W-3SS, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements is a form that must be filed with the SSA by any payer or employer who needs to transmit a paper Copy A of forms W-2AS, W-2GU, and W-2VI to the SSA.
- IRS Form W-3C, Transmittal of Corrected Wage and Tax Statements and it's Spanish version are forms used for transmitting Copy A of Form W-2C, Corrected Wage and Tax Statements to the SSA.
When Are W-3 Forms Due?
The due date for filing 2019 Form W-3SS with the SSA is January 31, 2020, whether you file using paper forms or electronically. The due date for filing 2019 Form W-3 is January 31, 2020. The W‑3C must be filed as soon as possible after you discover an error.
If you are an employer and have to file Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, you need to fill out this form. This form is needed for transmitting a paper Copy A of Form W-2, to the SSA. Make sure you supply your employees with a copy of Form W-2.
Download this form for transmitting Copy A of Form W-2C to the Social Security Administration (SSA). You file this form to fix errors on previously filed forms W-2, W-2 (AS), W-2 (CM), W-2 (GU), W-2 (VI), and W 2C.